Loading…
Enter the serial number from the pocket watch movement below. Do not use the case number. Tips for looking up your watch

How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

The Pocket Watch Database has compiled data covering the major American pocket watch manufacturers and created an easy way to find information using the serial number on the watch movement. Here are a few tips to find information about your pocket watch:

  1. Always input the serial number from the pocket watch movement (the "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. Many pocket watch case backs screw off. Others may require a dull wide blade to pry or pop the cover. Be careful not to scratch or damage the movement.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. Understand that many companies did not keep accurate or complete records. As a result, information displayed on this site may have inaccuracies. This is to be expected, and we have included an option to report inaccurate information on the result pages so the database can be continually improved.
Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
  Serial Number:
Need to replace a watch crystal? Use our new crystal size guide to find the proper fit.

Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup Database

Recent Watch Lookups

Recent Collection Uploads

Check out the new Watch Showcase, featuring the most exceptional watches from users.
Ball Grade  Pocket Watch Image Ball Grade  Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#462146
Manufacturer:Ball
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:dwsjr56 Profile Image dwsjr56
Elgin Grade  Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#5370300
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:11j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Added By:STS015 Profile Image STS015
Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1826260
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:fixmenow Profile Image fixmenow
Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4626024
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:
Size:17s
Model:13
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:fixmenow Profile Image fixmenow
Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#5100494
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:
Size:16s
Model:14
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:fixmenow Profile Image fixmenow
Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade  Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#4160013
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:
Size:16s
Model:11
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:fixmenow Profile Image fixmenow

We aim to empower the community of watch collectors and enthusiasts by providing invaluable information in an accessible way.


Popular Watches on eBay